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November 4, 2009 > A night for a nosh (snack), wine, films, and discussion

A night for a nosh (snack), wine, films, and discussion

Submitted By Janice Fonteno

Short films can lead to amazing exchanges about identity and the power of labels; the roles of individuals and institutions in society and how ordinary and extraordinary people can 'find their best selves' in both normal and turbulent times. This -mini-film night, at Temple Beth Torah in Fremont, will explore these and other ideas with Jack Weinstein, Director of Facing History and Ourselves.

Films driving the conversations will include:
'The Lunchdate' - encounters in a subway station in the 1950's reveal much about where many people's 'ethnic notions' are rooted and how they impact lives and attitudes. (8 min.)

'Everyone has a Story' - Cambodian genocide survivor Arn Chorn Pond is brought as an adolescent to the U.S., where he struggles to find his place in his new world. The film reminds all of us that everyone has a story and that everyone's stories matter. (14 min.)

'Pigeon' - Based on a true story, the film details a rare and startling act of charity during the Holocaust, reminding us that 'it may not be ours to finish the work, but neither may we desist from it.'(13 min.)

This event is sponsored by the Women of Temple Beth Torah and the Social Action Committee.

A Night for a Nosh (Snack), Wine, Films, and Discussion
Saturday, November 14
6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Social Hour
7:45 p.m. - 10 p.m. Films and Discussion
Temple Beth Torah
42000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont
(510) 656-7141

Event fee: $5 per person (includes appetizers, dessert and films.)
Mail check payable to WTBT, P.O. Box 6017, Fremont, CA 94538.
(At the event, wine may be purchased for an additional charge)

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